Every day, our students and their teacher gather as a family class to get ready for the day. It is a school wide strategy and the children have come to know that it is their time to connect with one another, build relationships and engage their mind, ready to learn.
The children and their teacher sit in a circle and follow a repetitive routine to build trust and predictability. The routine, drawn from Berry St Education Model research, consists of the following:
- Acknowledgement of Country
- Positive Primer
- Organisational Matters for the day
The learning spaces are designed to ensure children have the space to gather as a class, acknowledge how they are feeling & know that they are important, valued and loved.